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That's $150 billion over 10 years. Add in a few Bridges to Nowhere, an Olympics, a State of the Art national public surveillance system purchased for a billion from the USA (it's non-functional), and you're at $200 billion. Couple that with a bevy of very low-paying jobs in gov't that take people out of economic productivity, and well, you've messed things up.

How can these things be reversed?

Don't spend $150 billion for armaments, don't host the Olympics, put your politicians in jail when they are involved in boondoggles with foreign corporations, downsize your government employee workforce and then DOUBLE the average pay of lowpaid workers.

by Upstate NY on Sat Jun 18th, 2011 at 06:27:31 PM EST
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